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When the skies go dark and the stars come out, it's great to lean back and lookup into the milky way. The campfire flames lick the air and voices of friends start to meld as those tiny dots of light give way to thoughts of the giant fireballs they must be. Mars, Jupiter, Venus just floating out there and it makes me think about our tiny blue planet floating out in the nothingness too.
I grew up here in Colorado. Boulder, Longmont, Fort Collins and for quite a while now here in Denver. I have a tight knit group of friends that love to go Jeeping, Camping, Hiking, shooting (responsibly) as much as I do. Often times I'll bring my guitar or ukulele since the campfire is an unspoken pass for amature players and singers.
I have a sense of adventure that brings me back to those things that seem to be lost in the modern world of men. Currently I'm learning about the Arborist's trade. Lumberjacking isn't going to be a new career for me but learning how to rig up, climb trees, and view the world from the top of a swaying tree... what could be more fun than having a secret cubby high up an Engelmann Spruce, maybe in Cheeseman Park. I'll leave a shiny ring as a new tree club member for you if you find it.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
It's been a fun way to virtual travel, see the world through worldly eyes, get to share laughter in the differences in cultures, add to already great circles of friends, try new things, share new stories, and have fun for the sake of having fun!
I currently have a great roommate, a really cool girl from Tokyo. It started off short term but it's been so good that it's been over two years with here here now. After she moves out next year I'll probably go back to hosting again.
I bought an ukulele a while ago and try to learn on it every now and then. I do love that thing. Sometime soon I hope to be able to play a song or two, maybe sing along with some friend's around a campfire.
Let's go check out vintage row on Broadway and find the things of eras past that still have life and love in them to be shared again.
- live music
Music, Movies, and Books
Currently I'm reading "The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer". In a world of Instagram, reality TV, and constant stimulation it's nice to enjoy a classic of a simple time long lost.
I'm a big fan of CPR (Car Talk, Wait Wait, Radio Lab, This American, Fresh Air), and Family Guy.
I'm into music artists such as Nightmares on Wax, Ella Fitzgerald, Anuhea, Goldfrapp, Lily Allen, Kate Nash, Lenny Kravitz, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Thievery Corporation, Angie Stone, Sam Cooke, Bebel Gilberto, Amy Winehouse, Jackie Wilson, Nightmares on Wax, The Crystal Method, Benny Goodman... I have an affinity of things old and with character, the 1950's are one of my favorite vintage eras.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Went to the edge of the desert in Utah while exploring the trails in the deserts of Moab. The breeze forced up the cliff's edge so much that tiny rocks that we tossed off the edge flew upward! It's one of my favorite places that I've been to so far. The slot canyons, sheer drop cliffs, hourglass soft sand between my toes, and the cool water of the Colorado. Amazing.
Then at night the stars... when I think that NDT said that there are more stars than there are grains of sand on all the beaches in the entire world, that blows my mind when I gaze up in to the cloudy mass of the milky way.
Teach, Learn, Share
I'm a teacher at heart. I love sharing those gems that can only be learned through long living. Even though I have more years of experience than many couchsurfers I still seek those that know more than me. Every once in awhile I'll run across someone that is happy from within their very core. It shows. I'll ask, “Now that you have some years with hindsight, is there any advice that you would like to pass along?” Not long ago I met a guy that must have been in his 60s, married for decades, and built like Hercules. Must have been a bodybuilder, linebacker, or something. His advice was to “Give 'em the benefit of the doubt.” He went on to tell stories of his marriage with his wife and how that philosophy saved them from arguing many times and saved their life together when she had a stroke. I love the gleam that comes from learning extraordinary things from people that I run into.
Let's go find a dance floor or some live music. Lindy Hop, Collegiate Shag, Jive, Boogie Woogie, and Blues dance the night away. We'll learn to dance together. Every man should know how to lead in a dance. Every woman should be able to enjoy the communication not muddled up with words.
Let's go camping! There are gobs of old mining trails, ghost towns, and campsites to relax in. I have gear enough for two and often times friends will join.
Let's make something in my shop. Maybe weld up an indestructible coffee cup that can travel the world with you?
What I Can Share with Hosts
If I get the privilege of surfing your couch I'll do my best to be the good guest that you hope everyone to be. For me that means leaving things cleaner than when I got there, helping out with things like dishes, cooking, and will be mindful of your time whether that means being social or recharging those introverted batteries.
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